Thursday, April 11, 2013

To Etsy or Not?

So I need some advice. I've been thinking for a while about making an Etsy for my business. My only problem is how do you figure out your return policies, your pay policies, shipping and all those things. I feel like I'd get more business from more places if I made one, it just seems incredibly hard to put together. I'm trying to figure out the best way to do shipping considering the animals are pretty big. Leave me a comment on what you think I should do and if there are any videos or websites that make it easier to make one and help you through it. Also how do you deal with tax and everything do you mark up the animals a bit so you would get the normal amount? I'm very curious and very interested in making one!

This is a picture of the robot I did for my roommate who is obsessed with robots. The arms are a bit long I know, but again most of the animals I make I made the patterns for so I have to do trial and error. The next time they will be half the size.

Also an update on my daily life. I woke up at 6:30am to sign up for classes and of course they decide to change the prefixes of the classes so the prerequisites for those classes were messed up and I couldn't apply for one of my classes. Thankfully they just fixed it! Also found out I got a really good grade on the test I had yesterday!! And the interview for the scholarship is tomorrow!! Wish me luck!! In the coming week I will also find out if I made the top 40 finalists for the Ideas Challenge for Texas A&M University with Sarah Jayne Studios (the main company I have).

Just leave comments about the Etsy thing and I'm looking into making ads for my page on Facebook sometime this weekend! Wish me luck!!

If you haven't already take a look at my page at www.facebook.com/InTheLoopSarahJayne to see the rest of the animals that I have done and prices for them all!


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4 comments:

  1. I've been wondering the same thing myself.

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    1. I'll let you know if I find out anything!!

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  2. Sara I posted a set of videos by Renae Christine of RichMomBusiness.com where she shows how to set up an Etsy shop.

    For pricing I highly recommend buying Sedie's book "Pricing Crochet for Maximum Profit" which is less than $8 on Kindle. She is also a crochet business coach so you might want to hire her for a 30 - 45 minute coaching session to ask all your crochet biz questions.

    For Etsy specific information they have an eBook that explains everything. Handmadeology also has tons of information.

    Why not sell on your Facebook page first to get a following and to try out what works? This way you have the funds to invest in your business if you decide to go to Etsy.

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    1. It's been actually going really well on my page that's why I want to do Etsy. It's just hard because none of my friends will share it and its hard to get likes.

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